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Crab Mayonnaise

crabA lovely combination of crab with mayonnaise and a touch of chilli if you want.

Serves 8 Preparation time 10 mins Cost per portion £1.19

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

500g fresh white crab meat
140g fresh mayonnaise (see below for mayonnaise recipe)
¼ – ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1 shallot, very finely chopped

Home Made Mayonnaise
It doesn’t take much effort – about 10 minutes to produce a smooth, glossy and preservative free delicious mayonnaise, which can then be spiced up with garlic or herbs. The first part of making the mayonnaise can be a bit tricky, but if you follow the recipe carefully you shouldn’t have any problems.

Mayonnaise Method
1. Whisk the yolks, mustard and vinegar together lightly in a large bowl.
2. Add one drop of oil to the yolk mixture and whisk it in well (easier with an electric whisk).
3. Keep adding one drop of oil at a time, making sure each drop is whisked in and blended well before adding the next drop.
4. After a few minutes the mixture will start to thicken, then you can add the oil a tablespoon at a time until all the oil has been added.
5. If you prefer the mayonnaise a bit lighter, add the 2 teaspoons of boiling water at the end, and if you want to make garlic mayonnaise add the crushed garlic as well.

Mayonnaise Ingredients
2 yolks
1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoons white wine vinegar
300 ml groundnut oil
¼  teaspoon salt
1 clove crushed garlic

Additional Information
It’s best to use the mayonnaise as soon as it has been made as it contains raw egg; if not using it straight away keep it in the fridge in a clean airtight container or jar for 2 or 3 days at the most.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100g per portion RDA women RDA men RDA child
Polyunsaturates* 10 g 12 g
Mono Unsaturates* 15 g 17 g
Saturated Fat* 7.1 g 8.0 g 40% 27% 40%
Total Sugars* 0.1 g 0.2 g 0% 0% 0%
Carbohydrate* 0.4 g 0.4 g 0% 0% 0%
Energy 360 kcal 406 kcal 20% 16% 23%
Protein* 11 g 12 g 27% 22% 51%
Fat* 35 g 39 g 56% 41% 56%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Peanuts, Egg, Mustard, Shellfish

Cost per recipe:£ 9.53
Cost per portion:£1.19

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